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Protect Your Hands While Playing Djembe

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Protect Your Hands While Playing Djembe

Some soreness and/or tenderness should be expected after striking a drum for a couple of hours. And, developing calloused palms may seem like a worthy sign as a testament to djembe love but there are ways to protect yourself from possible injury and skin trauma. I’ve needed to develop a regimen for before and after playing to prevent injuring my hands and fingers.

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The Djembe - The Goddess

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The Djembe - The Goddess

While djembe were traditionally played by men, many consider the djembe itself to embody the female spirit. The Mandinka (Maninke) people of western Africa are believed to have created the djembe around 1300 AD and Mandinka men play them in various ceremonies and celebrations. These days, women play djembe as often as men do and many female players say they feel closer to the spirit of the feminine divine when they play. Members of a djembe ensemble sing and clap hands, while dancing around a drum circle, showing off their skill. Singers, dancers and players may hold a single song for hours as...

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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

There's nothing like owning your own handmade djembe!  Join us on March 25th from 10:30 to 6:00 at Fresh Produce Music Hall in Macon, Georgia to put the finishing touches on your very own handmade djembe in a drum making workshop with William Rodriguez of Archaic Roots. Rodriguez, a shamanic drummer and instrument builder based in Lakemont Georgia, regularly leads workshops to teach participants how to put the head on the djembe.  While he usually works in north Georgia, he's bringing this unique chance to Macon on March 25th. Handmade djembe embody the spirit of the tree that the shell...

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Liam Avanti Vision

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Liam Avanti Vision

Holding to the purest vision of my greatest self so well that reality rushes to meet me here. Training on greatness so eagerly that only optimism can  resonate here. Playing my rhythm so clearly that other drummers, dancers, artists, creators and poets can hear. Flapping my arms so fast I feel like I'm flying away even though I'm really still here. Loving life so intently that love and only love comes anywhere near. Holding to the purest vision of my greatest self so well that reality rushes to meet me here. Training on greatness so well that only optimism can...

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Drumming with Kids

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Drumming with Kids

When I got a surprise visit from these little angels, I have to admit, I panicked. I have no toys in my house and didn't know how I was going to entertain a 3-year old and a 2-year old. But djembe saved the afternoon!! First, they both just stared at the drums as if I'd placed some alien life in front of them. But it only took a few seconds for the musical genius to start flowing.  Our jam session rocked! My nieces reminded me that children and drumming go hand in hand.  Kids are naturally drawn to music.  And, for...

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